The propane system in your RV most likely powers your refrigerator, stove, and other small appliances, and keeping the tanks safe with a propane tank cover is a must-do.
Not only will an RV propane tank cover keep you and your camper safe but it’ll also streamline the looks of your camper.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the following propane tank covers:
- BroilPro Accessories Propane Tank Cover
- Outland Living Firebowl 740
- Classic Accessories Veranda
- Linkool Upgrade Propane Tank Cover
- Weber 7137 Tank Cover
- Samdew 20lb Propane Gas Tank Cover
- Outland Living Polyester Tank Cover
- CEMGYIUK 20lb Propane Tank Cover
- SIRUITON Heavy Duty Propane Tank Cover
- TUYUU 20lb Propane Tank Cover
Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at my favorite tank cover.
1. BroilPro Accessories Propane Tank Cover
This one sits at the top of my list because it’s a resilient, well-rounded RV propane tank cover at a great price.
Constructed of 300D polyester, the BoilPro Propane Tank Cover is perfectly proportioned to fit a typical 20lb (4.6 gallons) propane tank.
It’s easy to fit and has an adjustable toggle on the hem that ensures the cover hugs the bottle tightly. A big, easy-pull velcro opening allows you to adjust the valve without removing the cover.
Available in various styles, the classic black cover elegantly hides ugly propane tanks. Equally important, it also reduces the risk of rust and sun damage with a waterproof layer and added UV protection.
If you were to quibble the merits of this RV propane tank cover, the polyester fabric is thinner than some of the other entries on my list.
A snug fit, this cover does look good. But at 17.5” (45.5 cm) it’s short. Handles would make it easier to fit. Take extra care to avoid tearing, especially if your propane tank is unusually tall.
Overall, this is a good value, good-looking cover that’ll help your RV propane tank resist the rigors of the great outdoors.
- Tough weather-resistance
- Net, tidy fit
- Easy access to valve flap
- Thin 300D polyester
- Might be too tight a fit
- No convenient handles
2. Outland Living Firebowl 740
The Outland Living Firebowl makes it onto our list because it is a distinctive, handsome RV propane tank cover with some handy additional features.
The distinctive design fits readily around a standard 20 pounds (4.6 gallons) LPG tank. Elasticated, zippered sides make for easy fitting. And a rigid lid doubles as a useful tabletop, while also providing easy access to your tank.
Cramming in the features, it also boasts a storage pocket (perfectly sized for an ignition wand) and 6 ventilation points to reduce condensation build-up.
Made with higher grade Polyester Dacron 400D and a layer of UV resistant, waterproof polyurethane, it provides decent all-weather protection. Drawstring toggles on the base help secure the cover and keep the propane tank guarded against variable weather conditions.
While this entry on our list ups the level of weather protection, it drops a few points due to durability concerns.
The all-black color reportedly fades quickly in sunnier climes. And although the extra side zip makes it easier to close, the zips could be sturdier.
- Handily doubles as a table
- Convenient zip fitting
- Solid all-weather protection
- Quickly discolored
- Zips lack durability
- No cover for base of tank
3. Classic Accessories Veranda
If you’re looking for something with a touch of style, the Classic Accessories Veranda Propane Tank Cover might be for you. It sports a classic bottle-shaped appearance that would not look out of place on your patio.
But it would also make a striking addition to your RV kit, while boasting a handful of convenient features for everyday use on the road.
Padded handles, easy velcro access to the regulator, and an elasticated hem makes fitting the cover and maneuvering your tank straightforward.
Like others on this list, the fabric is polyester. But it is a woven fabric (Gardelle) with a water-resistant layer and vents to minimize rust-inducing condensation.
This cover will appeal to RV owners looking to hide unsightly propane tanks behind a distinctive design.
But check the size of your propane tank. Just 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) tall, this is contoured to fit standard shaped 20lb propane tanks only.
The distinctive design means the valve cover is rudimentary and, while easy to access, it lacks solidity.
And despite the desert-like color, it offers no improved protection against UV damage.
- Attractive design
- Easy fit handles
- Quality waterproof material
- Limited UV protection
- Basic valve cover
- Tight fit for some tanks
4. Linkool Upgrade Propane Tank Cover
The Linkool Upgrade Propane Tank Cover is a well-proportioned coverall for unsightly propane tanks.
Like our previous entry, this is a silhouette design that unmistakably houses a propane tank. At 21” (53.3 cm) tall, it fits just about any 20lb propane tank. Soft handles make it painless to fit.
It packs in many typical features:
- A basic but easy-to-access valve cover
- Venting outlets to reduce condensation buildup
- A drawstring hem to tightly grip your propane tank
PVC lined Oxford polyester fabric promises a dry, UV-protected tank. But the material is disappointingly thin compared to others on my list.
And the oversized structure may not appeal to everyone. Although it can be ideal for irregular-sized RV propane tanks. Linkool also offers a cheaper, more basic option. Devoid of features, that version caters to RV owners seeking a no-frills cover. The upgrade option delivers more.
- Good for oversized tanks
- Useful handles
- Easy access valve cover
- Thin material
- Inelegant, baggy fitting
- Uninspiring design
5. Weber 7137 Tank Cover
If there is one brand that leads the propane pack, it is Weber. The high-end barbecue manufacturer sells a wide range of grilling accessories, including this assuredly robust cover for propane tanks.
The Weber 7137 Propane Tank Cover dispenses with distinguishing features to produce a no-frills, heavy-duty, classy-looking cover.
There is no valve cap, handles, or other standout features.
What it does provide is a breathable, UV-resistant, waterproof cover that is easy to fit. A simple drawstring hem secures it to the tank.
Sporting the inimitable branding, it stands out from the crowd.
Basically feature-less, what you get is a robust, smart-looking RV propane tank cover at an affordable price. It also comes with an exceptional 3-year limited warranty, the kind of benefit only found with top brands.
This is a basic cover that provides no extras and no protection for the valve. It makes a satisfying addition to an existing Weber set-up – otherwise, the design is unremarkable.
- Durable and weather-resistant
- Easy to fit
- Backed by 3-year warranty
- Basic, no-frills design
- Tight fit, minimal flexibility
- No valve protection
6. Samdew 20lb Propane Gas Tank Cover
Contrasted against the simplicity of my previous choices, the Samdew 20lb propane gas tank cover tries to cover all of the bases.
An all-enveloping, zip-heavy, double-pocketed structure supports a rigid top that doubles as a table (perfect for fruit bowls, according to the marketing images).
Aside from the accessory storage pockets, this features a side zip for easy access and an easy-rip velcro flap for the connectors.
Made with water-resistant nylon, it has useful air-flow vents. At 18.5” (47 cm) it will fit a standard 20lb propane tank. A 30lb option is available.
This is a sturdy RV propane tank cover boasting a handful of useful additions – there is not much to dislike.
But by cramming in so many features, you’re left with a comparatively bulky cover – external handles would make it easier to use.
And the entirely black material would benefit from heightened UV protection to stop the color fading quickly, a common complaint about this product.
- Water-resistant nylon material
- Big, useful pockets
- Useful table top features
- Bulky, less discrete cover
- No convenient handles
- Prone to fading in the sun
7. Outland Living Polyester Tank Cover
Way back at no.2 on my list, we looked at a full-featured Outland Living propane tank cover. This entry is from the same brand, but minus the frills. It is aimed squarely at anyone seeking a basic RV propane tank cover that focuses on high-quality protection.
Made of upper-grade D600 elasticated polyester with drawstrings top and bottom, the manufacturer refers to it as a ‘tank cozy’. With good reason. It throws a tightly fitting, highly weather-resistant layer of protection around a typical 20lb LPG tank.
The extra durability is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.
This RV propane tank cover is uncomplicated and does an effective job. Is it enough?
Perhaps not, if you’re looking for a full-featured RV propane tank cover.
This does not fully hide propane tanks. It offers no protection for valves. No handles for convenience. No pockets for extra storage. But if you’re looking for an easy-fit cover made with very durable material, this does a standup job.
- Tough, high-grade material
- Simple, clean design
- 1 year warranty
- No valve cover, gets dirty
- Zero pockets for storage
- No handle, tough to transport
8. CEMGYIUK 20lb Propane Tank Cover
So far, we‘ve seen RV propane tanks with an array of features, but none that has them all. The CEMGYIUK entry tries to rectify that.
Made with waterproof, UV-protected, durable Oxford fabric, the structure is a classic canister.
A side zipper and dual zippers on the lid make for an effortless fit. Ventilation grommets offer extra protection against rusting from condensation.
It comes with decent-sized pockets and an option to convert it into a table, handy when you’ve run out of places to put your beer. No handles, but the valve pockets and piping outlets are big and easy to access.
The sleek black aesthetic will blend into most outdoor setups. At 18.5” (47 cm) tall, it’s a tight fit for most 20lb propane tanks.
Overall, this is a heavy-duty RV propane tank cover that’s paid attention to the little details.
But while the table feature sounds good on paper, the rigid lid/tabletop needs fitting, and there are too many reports that it is not included as standard.
Factor in a bulky, obtrusive canister design and the surprising absence of handles, this cover will not please all RV owners.
- Sturdy and durable fabric
- Tabletop option
- Zip for easy fitting
- Basic canister design
- No handles
- Table fitting may not be included
9. SIRUITON Heavy Duty Propane Tank Cover
If you liked the look of our previous selection, you will want to check out this similarly styled alternative. The SIRUITON Heavy Duty Propane Tank Cover sticks with the sturdy canister design but makes more of its weather-proofing credentials.
600D Oxford fabric, lined with UV resistance and a PVC waterproof layer, gives your aging propane tank a high degree of protection, leaving no parts exposed.
Zips, drawstrings, and a sizeable accessory pocket improve usability. Vents help reduce moisture build-up. At 18.5” (47 CM) tall, it is a trim fit for 20lb propane tanks.
This one even comes with a packing bag to neatly store your propane storage.
Sounds good. What’s missing?
Unusually, this cover lacks a proper opening for the hose and regulator and has just a single outlet hole to feed the pipe through. But it has a zip on the top cover, which offsets any difficulty accessing the valve.
And the lid is an opportunity missed, lacking a rigidity that could have functioned as a backup table. That oversight is compounded by an absence of handles, rendering it less convenient to maneuver.
If the resilient 600D polyester material appeals, this range includes different designs at lower prices, albeit with fewer features.
- Big pockets, big zips
- Robust, weatherproof material
- Handy storage bag
- No tabletop functionality
- No quick valve access
- Zero handles for transport
10. TUYUU 20lb Propane Tank Cover
I’m going to wrap up this guide to the 10 Best & Most Durable RV Propane Tank Covers (in 2022) with another reliable all-rounder.
The TUYUU 20lb Propane Tank Cover features an all-enclosing canister design and a decent level of weather protection.
There is little to distinguish this entry from the similar CEMGYIUK cover at no.8, but I’ve included it so you can compare prices and get the best value.
It also has a big handy pocket and accessible zips to slot it easily over your RV propane tank. A height of 18.5” (47 cm) neatly fits a standard 20lb unit.
And it comes with that sometimes-overlooked perk of a fixed lid that acts as a reserve tabletop. Albeit one that lacks sturdiness, so not ideally suited for balancing expensive champagne on.
But there is a reason this one appears at the bottom of our list. Sure, it does a decent job of protecting and disguising your RV propane tank. But a lack of easy access to the pipes and regulator, the uninteresting design, and the absence of handles on a relatively cumbersome item means it does not check all the boxes.
- Tough, all-weather protection
- Big and handy pockets
- Tabletop features
- No quick access to valve
- Cumbersome without handles
- Uninteresting design
Frequently asked questions
Let’s take a closer look at some of the questions you may have when looking for a new RV propane cover 🙂
Where can I buy a propane tank cover for my RV?
Several options exist when choosing a cover that is right for your propane tank.
Online retailers, ranging from Amazon to dedicated RV specialists, offer choice and value. Delivery costs are reasonable, as the propane tank covers are light and easily packaged.
All 10 of our selected RV propane covers can be found on Amazon.
If you live near an RV outlet, you can check out the designs in person. You can also find propane tank covers anywhere where barbecue accessories are sold, such as garden and outdoor retailers. Propane tank covers are popular with grilling enthusiasts, to hide rusty propane tanks on their otherwise immaculate patio.
What size should I opt for?
Before getting lost in a fog of numbers and dimensions, remember that all RV propane tank covers are designed to fit a standard-sized tank.
For example, every entry in our list will fit a 20lb (4.6 gallons) bottle.
A 20lb propane tank typically measures 18 inches (45 cm) by 12.3 inches (31.2 cm).
However, the dimensions of individual RV propane tank covers will vary from product to product.
Some will be taller, typically providing cover for the pipes and regulator. Others will have a bigger diameter to accommodate different styles.
The key is to check that the cover you’re buying matches the storage volume of your LPG storage tank. If you have a 20lb tank, that is the number that matters.
If you have an irregular shaped propane tank, it pays to check the dimensions. And if you have a 30lb tank or bigger, look out for identical covers that are the right size for your RV propane tank.
How long will an RV propane tank cover last me?
Weather-resistant, UV-protected RV propane tank covers are designed to last.
But differences in quality are normal.
The thickness and quality of the most commonly-used material – polyester – can determine durability.
If you’re worried, look out for thicker polyester. Fabric thickness is measured in denier. The higher the rating, the thicker the material. The selections in my list range from 300D to 600D.
Over time, colors may fade.
The degree of UV protection will determine how much sun your cover can handle before discoloring.
Features such as drawstrings and ventilation will help your RV cover withstand the wind, condensation, and other natural elements.
Quality and design aside, the single biggest factor affecting the durability of your RV propane tank cover is what the great outdoors chucks at you. An RV propane tank cover is a sensible investment to keep your gas source in good condition when you’re on the road, but the cover may not always last as long as the tank itself.
That’s pretty much all you have to know about RV propane tank covers. I’ve tested most of the tank covers myself – and they work very, very well.
To be honest, a tank cover is really just a tank cover. However, some are easier to remove than others and won’t pick up as much dirt and grease.
You might also be interested in taking a look at my other article on propane generators. You’ll be able to power pretty much everything with such a bad boy.